Greater Memphis Music Teachers Association, past president.

Germantown-Collierville Paino Teachers Association, past president

Member of the Tennessee Music Teacher Association, past- president, past Independent Music Teachers Chair, Wellness Chair, 2020 TMTA Conference Chair.

Music Teachers National Association,  board member 2010-2011


  • Progressive Private Music Studio for thirty-four years, ages 5 –85
  • Adult Recreational Music Maker Class Instructor at Amro music store
  • Adjudicator – local and state piano competitions
  • Published reviews and articles in the American Music Teacher's Magazine
  • Creates, organizes, and presents teacher education forums at a local music store
  • Presenter of educational programs across the state and at the National Music Teachers conference.
  • Substitute Pianist/Organist for area churches
  • Briarcrest School Music Conservatory Teacher
  • Developed and Facilitated piano teaching programs at Christ the Rock Academy and Bronblum Jewish Community School
  • Choir Director for Children's Choir at Hope church
  • The Keyboard Place Music Store Manager and established a teaching program.
  • State Representative – National Music Link Program
  • Facilitator for Power of Piano Music Enrichment Program - City of Memphis


  • Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau MO

Other Related Training

  • Online courses to stay with the current music trends
  • Business and Teaching Workshops
  • University of Kentucky- Lexington Keyboard Technology Classes
  • State and National Conferences 


Music Educator Walk of Fame Recipient

Teacher of the Year - Greater Memphis Music Teachers

Distinguished Service Award - Tennessee State Music Teachers Association

 Music Teachers National Association Fellow

   A few pictures of my professional journey.  


MTNA Fellow Award2018 Music Teachers National
Foundation Fellow 


2019 Tennessee MusicTeachers State Conference2019 Tennessee Music Teachers State Conference  Presentation


Vanderbilt University TMTA Conf.

National Conference, Baltimore Maryland 


Distinguish Teacher of the Year Award



Shelby Butterfield and I are on the local news.  


Ingrid Clarfield at the State Conference in Chattanooga.



 Fellow presenters, Tammy Benson, Rachel Acuff at the Tennessee Music Teachers conference.


Greater Memphis Music Teachers Association  


Tennessee Music Teachers Association